Category Archives: Blots News & Views

Royal Mail Price DROP!!

Royal Mail’s spring 2013 pricing for small parcels has been revised from November. It looks as though Royal Mail had lost an enormous amount of business to other carriers because of their sizing restrictions. It particularly hit our business in posting A3 pads when the postage was almost as much as the cost of the pad. It wasn’t the weight that caused the problem but the size. With the increase of the allowable size the price of mailing on A3 pad drops from £5.85 to £3. A most welcome price drop!

Calderdale Calligraphers

Visit with pens to Calderdale Calligraphers AGM today. Next Saturday same thing at North West Calligraphers near to Jodrell Bank. Never know what is going to be hot or sell – usually something I only have three of! Maybe it depends on what the most recent workshop covered. Thankfully the bookings secretary is going to let me know in advance what has been recommended for the next workshop and may be a runner.

Calligraphy Season

Looks like the calligraphy season has started. Have spent hours in the workshop making wooden penholders for orders. Thankfully have a plentiful supply of Blots Iron Gall ink as I recently made new supplies for a wholesale order. Must make more effort to promote Iron Gall ink for ink and wash drawing as it produces some remarkable results including what appears to be a sepia tint. I suspect that actually it is undissolved iron that is going rusty!
A beautifully warm blue black with warm sepia tones – tasty!!